Godzilla Minus One box office vs The Boy and the Heron box office

Godzilla Minus One. Image courtesy Toho International, Inc.
Godzilla Minus One. Image courtesy Toho International, Inc. /

This week, two out of the top three highest grossing movies in the U.S. are imports from Japan: The Boy and the Heron and Godzilla Minus One. Here’s the full list, with the numbers at the end being the amount the movies have made at the U.S. box office so far in their runs:

  1. The Boy And The Heron ($12.8 million)
  2. The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes ($135.6 million)
  3. Godzilla Minus One ($25.3 million)
  4. Trolls Band Together ($83 million)
  5. Wish ($49.4 million)
  6. Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé ($28 million)
  7. Napoleon ($53 million)
  8. Waitress: The Musical ($3.2 million)
  9. Animal ($11.5 million)
  10. The Shift ($8.5 million)

The Boy and the Heron is the latest movie from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, the guy behind films like My Neighbor TotoroPrincess Mononoke, and Spirited AwayThe Boy and the Heron is the first movie in his decades-long career to top the U.S. box office.

Directed by Takashi Yamazaki, Godzilla Minus One is the latest in a long line of Godzilla movies dating all the way back to the original film in 1954. Toho has been making these movies for nearly 70 years.

Godzilla Minus One has been out in theaters for two weekends while The Boy and the Heron just had its first. Worldwide, Godzilla Minus One has taken in around $48 million at the box office so far, easily making back its $15 million budget. Meanwhile, The Boy and the Heron has taken in $87 million around the world so far.

It’s very cool to see two international films do so well at the American box office, and do well in general. Take a look at the trailers below!

If you’re interested, both Godzilla Minus One and The Boy and the Heron are playing in theaters now.

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